Cassidy and Annalise Carlisle?

Greetings! 

So, the name-and-my-various-writing-projects problem has reared its head once more (I'm a very scattery writer-I can't focus on one thing at once)

In this case, it's the theoretical identical twins Cassidy and Annalise Carlisle, or Cassie and Anna. I really like the repetition of Cassidy Carlisle but I'm worried it's too sing-songy and the problem with Annalise is that there are so many variant spellings, and Annalise isn't even my favourite, that honor going to Annelise. The only reason I'm even considering Annalise is for the pronunciation-is Annelise more likely to be pronounced Anne-leez than anne-uh-leez? 

Anyone want to help me out?

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February 12, 2015 4:49 PM

Sorry! I accidentally his publish, or something and this showed up. Continuing- 

are so many variant spellings, and Annalise isn't even my favourite, that honor going to Annelise. The only reason I'm even considering Annalise is for the pronunciation-is Annelise more likely to be pronounced Anne-leez than anne-uh-leez? 

Anyone want to help me out?

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February 12, 2015 7:18 PM

I'll have to get back to the naming question later, but I've applied my mod powers to paste the second half of your question up where it belongs.

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February 12, 2015 7:21 PM

I would pronounce both spellings Anna-lease (First part in two syllables like the name Anna, last part like the word for a long-term rental agreement, with a soft s, not a z). I don't think there's any traditional spelling of this name that would cause me to default to Ann-leez, two syllables with a -z at the end, but a quick bit of exposition could fix that.

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February 13, 2015 1:35 PM

You're probably right, it's probably just my French brain acting up again :/